Friday, February 10, 2006


This blog entry will focus on the tv series trilogy CSI (the original based in Las Vegas), CSI : Miami & CSI : NY. For those few of you who have not been affected at all by the fever bug that hides in the form of television, CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) and the two spinoffs it has sired, are shows that revolve around the theme of forencis science. The stars of the shows are the team of cops who take blood & other samples at crime scenes and take them to their lab for analysing the data. Crimes that need to be investigated with the help of science and data is handed over to these cops and they use their resources to solve the cases or identify the guilty.

I was quite late in jumping on the CSI bandwagon - initially my only interest in it was that Marg Helgenberg was one of the stars of CSI. So, I would catch a few episodes now and then on AXN channel and be amazed at the way the camera moved into human bodies or inside devices to show us what goes on underneath. Then they stared showing CSI:Miami on AXN and to tell you he truth, this is my least favourite of the three. First of all, David Carruso - the main star (if you can call him that) of the show is a one-dimensional actor. He of the bland dress sense (always in grey or navy blue suits with no tie), dirty looking red hair & stoic expresion. Hell, he has only one expression; he is the most expressionless actor I have ever seen. Puppets have more emotion that him. Plus, he is a failed movie actor and only seems to be able to do cops roles. Carruso is a joke! Plus, and this is a regular rant for me, the actressess seem to be posing for something or the other. Even Emily Proctor who, as beautiful as she is, seems to have that same starring look on her face at all times. Learning from Master Carruso eh? Still, she is eye-candy and the saving grace of Miami.

My fav is CSI:NY, with a good well rounded cast headed by Gary Sinese. Why this talented actor who has acted so well in numerous films headed out to do the tv series is a mystery to me but he makes the show worthwhile. Another familiar face is Adam Cahill, who is best know as Jennifer 'Rachel' Anniston's love interest for one season in Friends. New York is always the best setting for crimes, the early winter & winter times gives a bleak look along with the city's less glamourous locations. The acting is good and the chemistry between the stars are there for all to see.

Babe of the week - EMILY PROCTOR

Song for the day - "When September Ends" - GREEN DAY